Why Aquaman will need to rescue Orm before teaming up in the Lost Kingdom (despite capturing him in Aquaman 1)

Like the long-awaited Aquaman and the lost kingdom approaches and the ominous threat of Black Manta grows, Aquaman faces the complex task of rescuing his half-brother Orm, the former Ocean Master, despite being the one who imprisoned him. While fans might wonder why the supposed King of Atlantis doesn’t simply free his brother, the situation is much more complex than it seems.

In the short story “Rattling the Cage” by Ethan Sacks, Scot Eaton, Norm Rapmund, Tony AviƱa and Carlos M. Mangual de Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Special #1, the prelude comic to the upcoming film, new details about Orm’s imprisonment are revealed. His captors, the Deserters, descend from an ancient lost Atlantean tribe and have been transformed into vampiric beings. They abandoned the ocean and replaced seawater with blood as the main source of moisture. They currently reign over the prison where Orm is being held.

Despite purporting to operate in collaboration with Atlantis, these guardians maintain their autonomy from the Atlantean crown and have hidden all of the prison’s complexities from Atlantis. Therefore, achieving Orm’s freedom from this prison will pose a considerable challenge for Aquaman.

Aquaman will need to get his half-brother out of prison

Orm remembers the past with Aquaman

As the release of Aquaman and the lost kingdom With release approaching, fans will remember that Ocean Master was the main antagonist in the initial Aquaman movie. Orm, an archetypal ocean villain, aimed to eradicate the inhabitants of the surface world in response to the pollution of the seas, while also taking up the secondary mission of killing his half-brother, Arthur. The ensuing clash between the two brothers culminated in Aquaman’s triumph and Orm’s subsequent arrest. However, with the growing threat posed by Black Manta, Arthur finds himself in an unexpected position needing to rescue Orm and form an alliance with his once enemy.

In Aquaman and the lost kingdomBlack Manta will display unprecedented power, wielding the ancient and menacing Black Trident, raising his threat level. To counter this, Aquaman must take an unexpected route and seek an alliance with his imprisoned brother, Orm, the former king of Atlantis. However, before any teamwork can materialize, Arthur faces the crucial task of freeing Orm from imprisonment. Even though Aquaman is the ruler of Atlantis, Orm is no longer under his jurisdiction and is currently in the hands of the Deserters due to his past crimes. This change of custody will require Arthur to orchestrate a daring prison break to free his brother and forge an unlikely alliance.

Aquaman and the lost kingdom It is planned to be the last DCEU film before James Gunn and Peter Safran reboot the universe in 2025.

Ocean Master may find his redemption in Lost Kingdom

Orm’s release from confinement could serve as a crucial turning point in his story, opening the door to his potential redemption and a shift from villainy to a more heroic role. As Aquaman seeks Orm’s help to fight Black Manta, this pivotal moment could be the catalyst for Orm’s journey toward repentance and reparation for his past transgressions. Furthermore, his collaboration could reforge the fractured relationship between the two brothers, expanding their connection beyond mere blood ties. The impending prison break is certainly an important plot element that promises to influence the narrative of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Special #1 is now available from DC Comics.


Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Special 1 Main Cover

  • Writer: Tim Seeley
  • Cover Artists: Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Brad Anderson
  • Artist: Miguel Mendonca
  • Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse
  • Lawyer: Wes Abbott

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